Allow me to get off to a quick start here, as well as explain rationale behind the naming of my blog.
For starters, we have Blind Lemon Jefferson performing “See That My Grave is Kept Clean” (1927). Jefferson, from Texas, was the first rural, male blues performer to become a star in the ‘race records’ market.
And now check out Lightnin’ (Sam) Hopkins’ version of the same tune from Hopkins’ self-titled 1959 release. Hopkins is another favorite Texan of mine, and was a big influence on Townes Van Zandt. (Yet another favorite Texan.)